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Software news or reviews with focus on GNU/Linux and Free/Open Source software

Real patches Linux flaws

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Flaws have been patched in RealPlayer and Helix Player's Unix and Linux versions.

Pretty as a Picture

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Quite a few devices such as cameras and music players, work immediately. All you have to do is plug them in. On Linux, two applications really stand out for working with photos: F-Spot and LPhoto.

WordPerfect Will Support OpenDocument … Someday

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StarOffice 8 may be getting the lion's share of attention, but Corel insists that its WordPerfect Office is also a leading contender for office suites and that it will soon be supporting the OpenDocument format.

At the Sounding Edge: A September Trio

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What common goal is shared by the Toledo Area LUG and Toledo Hip-Hop? Building a recording studio with open-source software that the whole community can use.

Mozilla unveils Lightning roadmap

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Device synchronisation and offline calendar support are some of the features planned in a future version of the open source project.

5 stars of open-source products

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Once a curiosity of computer rooms, open-source software applications are now giving commercial programs a run for their money in public-sector information technology shops. Here is a closer look at five open-source products and why they are winning favor in government IT shops.

PHP 5 Pushes Forward

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Started just over ten years ago, the PHP programming language has become the most popular programming language for web application development. PHP 5, the most recent release, adds even more features — all the while remaining approachable to novices. Here’s a look at the life of PHP 5 so far.

Videos of KimDaBa in Action

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For those of you who do not understand how to use KimDaBa, there is now no reason not to use it. KimDaBa is the first KDE application to offer small flash videos with voice-overs describing how to use it.

Also: Tonight's star of The People Behind KDE is geek girl Janet Theobroma.

Faith in The Gimp

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One excellent open-source program that often gets overlooked in the focus on products like Linux is The Gimp. GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is freely distributed software for photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.

Free Opera clocks 1 million downloads in two days

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Well, that didn't take long. More than 1 million people have downloaded the Opera browser in the two days since Opera announced it was dropping the ad banner and going completely free.

UPDATE: Opera Gives Away 1.6 Million Browsers

Popular PHP is hot, and it's Canadian

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Quick -- name a Canadian-made computer-programming language.

Time's up. If you answered "Java," that's true enough, but the top prize goes to those who answered "PHP."

OpenOffice is great alternative to Microsoft

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The biggest coup of open-source software isn't that it's (usually) free for the downloading. No, it's one of the few remaining incubators for truly great apps. You'll use it because OpenOffice 2.0 is an attractive and compelling suite of office apps in its own right.

NVIDIA 1.0-8XXX Series Preview

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Although a majority of this preliminary information has been Microsoft Windows centric, today we'll be sharing with you some of the features that should be on the horizon for Linux users and the 1.0-8XXX drivers, one of which feature is the long awaited SLI support.

Opera gives away its browser, with no ads

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Opera Software will no longer force users of the free PC version of its Web browser, Opera, to view advertising banners.

What's ahead for Samba-3, Samba-4 and FUD-fighting

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Stroll around a Linux business conference with John H. Terpstra and you'll hear him greeted as "Mr. Samba." In this interview, he puts forth the best ways to use Samba-3 today, reveals new and upcoming developments in Samba-3 and Samba-4, and explains why the first businesses to adopt open source software will get a leg up on the competition.

45 Minutes to a Linux Terminal Server

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With a Linux Terminal Server and thin-clients, a business can remove many of the costs associated with maintenance, support, and licensing of countless desktop PCs. Thanks to the exceptional efforts of the Linux Terminal Server Project members, such a switch is neither dramatic, nor painful.

Xfce 4 - your next window manager

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This Just might be good enough to be your next window manager!

I have found that one of the many I have investigated is good enough to be my primary window manager, Xfce. It has the ability to be both fast and powerful.

Opening the potential of OpenOffice.org

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One of the most critical Open Source desktop applications is OpenOffice.org. Back in the day when I started taking a keen interest in Linux on the desktop, an office suite was always the problem. Back then there simply was no Open Source office suite that was mature enough to use, but that was about to change.

Book Review: Perl Best Practices

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Perl and its supporters are known for working in whatever way suits them, but that can make for unnecessarily complex and confusing code. Here's a book, though, that dares to say \"enough\".

How To Configure E 16.7.x

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This file documents Enlightenment 16.7.x configuration file information. How To edit the config files used by Enlightenment, such as Menu files, configuration and layout of menus, how to configure applications Group...

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